Haruna Iddrisu, the Member of Parliament for Tamale South, holds a remarkable distinction within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the sole candidate to have gone unopposed in the party’s parliamentary primaries four times.
Since his entrance into parliament in 2005, he has consistently secured his seat without facing opposition, a trend observed in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2019, and 2023.
Having served in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th parliaments of Ghana, Haruna Iddrisu’s parliamentary tenure will reach an impressive 20 years by 2024.
His political journey began when he contested the parliamentary elections in 2004, successfully winning the seat in the newly established Tamale South constituency. He subsequently retained his position in the 2008 parliamentary election.
Throughout his career, Haruna Iddrisu has assumed several governmental roles, including Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama administrations, as well as Minister for Trade from 2013 to 2014.
His extensive experience, coupled with his background in law and economics, has contributed to his rise as the minority leader, where he effectively leads the minority caucus, showcasing his command of parliamentary proceedings.
Haruna Iddrisu’s leadership qualities are evident in his unwavering commitment to the NDC and his service to the nation.
His astute grasp of contemporary governance and his invaluable contributions have solidified his reputation as a respected figure in Ghanaian politics.